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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95
This edited volume outlines the latest meta-theoretical and theoretical contexts of self-research. Self and Identity examines theoretical accounts of human experience within the contemporary socio-cultural milieu and attempts to answer the question of what it means to be human. It provides a clear structure within which to conceptualize contemporary... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 66.99
Self and identity have been important yet volatile notions in psychology since its formative years as a scientific discipline. Recently, psychologists and other social scientists have begun to develop and refine the conceptual and empirical tools for studying the complex nature of self. This volume presents a critical analysis of fundamental issues... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 65.00
Written by one of the most distinguished commentators in the field, this book asks why we see some bodies as 'monstrous' or 'vulnerable' and examines what this tells us about ideas of bodily 'normality' and bodily perfection. Drawing on feminist theories of the body, biomedical discourse and historical data, Margrit Shildrick argues that the response... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Explores the concept of reflexive embodiment, how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. This book considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our face through to tattooing and bodybuilding. It also evaluates competing claims on embodiment and suggests alternative approaches. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
The majority of research on human perception and action examines sensors and effectors in relative isolation. What is less often considered in these research domains is that humans interact with a perceived world in which they themselves are part of the perceptual representation, as are the positions and actions (potential or ongoing) of other active... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 49.95
This edited book brings together developmental psychologists who focus on cog development, autobiographical memory, social cognition, & the psychology of self. Intended for graduate level courses & as a professional reference for scholars & researchers< more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 98.00
This work is to be understood from the systematic perspective as an extension of John Rawl?s Theory of Justice . Constituting a normative vanishing-point, the individual?s moral self-respect is placed at the centre of the theory?s justification. Starting from the thesis that self-respect presents itself as the highestgood, the book defends a number... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 149.00
At its core, psychology is about persons: their thinking, their problems, the improvement of their lives. The understanding of persons is crucial to the discipline. But according to this provocative new book, between current essentialist theories that rely on biological models, and constructionist approaches based on sociocultural experience, the concept... more...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 52.00
`I recommend this book to all readers interested in thinking about the self; I am sure that anyone who reads it will come away with some new ideas' - Therapeutic Communities This critical and comprehensive examination of the relation of theory and identity discusses definitions of identity in classical social theory, modern social theory and... more...